Internet has made it easy to buy videos, movies, and other media online. Some of this media uses Adobe Flash technology so that it can be viewed by only those persons who have bought it. When you purchase such media online, the selling sites store authorization data in your PC which is used to view the purchased movies and videos. If you are selling or giving away your PC, you should deauthorize your PC so that the new owner of your PC cannot watch your purchased media. Here is how you can deauthorize your PC from viewing protected Flash content:
- In Windows 8, press the hotkey Win + X and select Control Panel from the menu that pops up. In the earlier versions of Windows, open the Start Menu and click on Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, navigate to System and Security section, scroll down to the bottom and click on Flash Player as shown,
- In the Flash Player Settings Manager window, select the Advanced tab. Then click on the Deauthorize this computer button.
- You will be shown a warning that your stored licenses of rented or purchased movies/music would be removed. You should close all the web browsers before continuing. After you confirm by clicking the OK button, your PC would be deauthorized from playing your purchased or rented content. After this you would have to obtain new licenses from content providers before you can play their content in the Flash player.